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King Jeroboam II of Israel

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King Jeroboam II of Israel: Son of King Jehoash. Reigned from 646-608 BCE. A strong king, he expanded Israel's borders as Jonah had prophesied. Jeroboam banished the prophet Amos from his kingdom for prophesying concerning Israel's exile.
Long, Successful Reign, Economic Boom
Denounces Injustice, Message in Bethel
For an informed reading of Amos 9:7–15
Commerce was flourishing, and many Jews had made their way to riches. Spiritually, however, there was much to be desired.
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